An affordable Tesla has just broken cover – but before you get too excited, let us tell you that it is the Tesla Cyberquad for kids, which has just been listed on Tesla’s website, priced at $1,900 (Rs 1.42 lakh), or roughly the price of an Ather 450X electric scooter. The kiddie Cyberquad is not a new sight – Tesla chief Elon Musk had given the world its first glimpse of the Cyberquad for adults a couple of years ago at the world premiere of the much-vaunted Tesla Cybertruck, and the model for kids is a lot like it, except it’s much smaller.
Another significant difference is that the Cyberquad for kids will start shipping in the US in the next two to four weeks, unlike the Cyberquad for adults, which has yet to go on sale.
The Cyberquad for kids retains the design essence of the Cybertruck, sporting regular, angular bodywork with flattened panels and LED light bars front and back. It has a complete steel frame construction, a cushioned seat, adjustable suspension (with a monoshock at the rear), and a rear disc brake. Recommended age for the Cyberquad for kids is eight and above, and the maximum weight capacity is 68 kg.
As for performance, the Cyberquad for kids has two-speed settings – 8 kph and 16 kph – and can reverse at a speed of up to 8 kph. The range is said to be more than 24 kilometers, which should be plenty for some regular mucking-about. And it’s safe to say that while this is designed for kids, adults who are fans of Tesla will likely still want to get their hands on this one, given the Cyberquad for adults doesn’t seem to be any closer to shipping at present.